Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Texas Bound and Down, Loaded Up and Flyin'

She has been counting the days down for MONTHS! Ever since we decided she would be flying to Texas with Gramma Diggy, she has been living for the day she would fly out. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, time flew by, and yesterday appeared, and they were off! Above, she and Britt sat together on the shuttle to the airport. Below, a few last pictures before they left us...
I love how close Brailey and Britt are in this picture. Notice Brady is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY ahead of us. Britt was pretty sick, but no fever at this point, just at the recovering stage, and he was a trooper.
Her friend Isa got her this bag for her birthday, and it was so perfect for the trip! She is really into "Americana" right now, and loves this backpack!
They lucked out - Gramma Diggy's legs have been giving her a lot of trouble, and because they were traveling together and Brailey was so young, the airline got Diana a wheelchair, and so they were able to skip the long check-in lines and were assisted every step of the way through security and directly onto the plane. What a relief!
The sad brother... And mama! Yes, I admit it - I CRIED! It makes me tear up just thinking about it, as a matter of fact. Brailey had a couple of tears, but she is tougher than her mother, and she sucked them right down. Britt was sad for himself and for his mom - he's such a tender soul. 
Brady, however, was just fine! He knew Brailey would be in good hands, and he was excited for them.
And thankfully, they made it safe and sound! The plane left five minutes early and got there ahead of schedule (thank you to all the family and friends for the safe travels prayers!). Below, Brailey is with her darling little cousin, Preslie. Apparently, they've already put on a play and have had a sleepover! We are so thrilled for her to have this opportunity. We asked what she was going to do today, and they've got her on a horse, "working the flag!" She is so lucky and blessed to experience Brady's wonderful sister and her family. The three of us left in Oregon are JEALOUS! But we couldn't be happier for her, and we know this is a trip she will remember for the rest of her life.

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